can I just be real?
I’ve had a crazy month. I was prepared for the whirlwind travel that was my March, but now that it’s over, my head is still spinning. So many amazing things have happened, God has spoken to my heart so much, and I still have SO MUCH to digest. Challenge Day in Midland, to Created for Care, to my #bloghope trip to Uganda, then straight home to Hope Spoken. Big things. Big prayers, big dreams, lots of freedom, tears, frustration, so many amazing godly new friends, stories, wine, writing, driving, traveling, go-ing, being.
I am a people person. Unlike lots of writers/bloggers, I am not an introvert. I am very much an extrovert. I get re-charged and energized by being with people. I love nothing more than sitting on the porch, or near the water with a beverage in hand, sharing stories. There’s something about re-telling and recounting what God has done in our lives, and when you are with people for 24 days straight, there’s lots of time for that.
Uganda was amazing. a dream come true. I had day dreamed and set up all these expectations of the trip – and honestly, God met and exceeded them. The girls I got to travel with won me over very quickly, and He even threw in two new precious friendships in Uganda that I didn’t expect with Allie and Lis. While in Uganda I experienced life to the full. Serving people, encouraging each other, on our knees in prayer, sharing every meal together, living communally, and resting well. Soaking in everything the day had to offer. No hustle and bustle, or busy. but life. life as it’s meant to be lived – free from constant stress, worry, plans, and lists.
we lived the day. we digested and processed the day. then we wrote about it.
everyday searching for that little “nugget” [thanks Logan] that God had for us. Something He wanted to show us, teach us, or a way he wanted to grow us.
everyday was full because we were searching for God. We were expectant for what He was going to speak.
and everyday, He spoke. He revealed.
our hands were open. our hearts were ready.
I want that. everyday. in my “real life”. the fact that I don’t have it, has made re-entry really hard.
at first, my brain and heart was so stimulated that I just wanted to hide in my house under the covers. then I got thrown back into the world with 249 other girls at Hope Spoken. I could no longer hide in my bed, I had to get up, get dressed and be expectant again. I had to start sharing my God stories again.
and once again, God did not disappoint.
I have so much to process and share. now that my season of “go go go” is over for awhile, it’s time to take time to rest. to reflect. to process.
but just like I did every day in Jinja, Uganda, I want to look for that “nugget”.
and I want to be brave to share those nuggets with you. in hopes that it encourages you, and helps you look at life through a different lens like it has helped me.
here’s to searching for gold nuggets….
Hey, I'm Wynne!
Hi, friend! First, I truly am so giddy that you are here. I want you to know I believe in you and all the ways you are growing towards living a more intentional life. I genuinely hope you are encouraged from our time together here.
A little about me, I’m a type 7 on the enneagram, a total extrovert + people lover, entrepreneur, connector, storyteller, people gatherer, and passionate wife, mama + friend. I feel most alive when I’m exploring new places and surrounded by people I love. Give me a day in the outdoors disconnected from wifi, and I am a happy girl. I run on oat milk lattes, Jesus, gratitude journaling and kitchen dance parties with my four kids.
Welcome, come on in!
I miss you, sweet friend. I am so thankful for the time we had here in Uganda – and I can’t wait for the day we are reunited. I love your sweet spirit and your giving heart – you inspire me. I love you, Wynne!
oh lis, i miss you so much! you are thought of often and prayed for! thank you for this comment, what a fun way to wake up this morning! love you!
oh girl! this is so much my heart– the nuggets– i honestly have a blog post drafted about this! love you!
Goodness love this gave me CHILLS! You have 100% inspired me for today!! What a beautiful person you are!
aww amanda, thank you so much!!
just beautiful. you are amazing. love your heart. feels like i’ve known you forever. xxoo
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love!! it makes me so happy to see what you are processing from the trip here!! love what you said about finding the nuggets in each day- what a challenge! i will say, i feel like you are definitely already a nugget searcher for each day, you just don’t realize you are. i feel like it plays out in conversation with you ALL.THE.TIME. love your heart sweet friend!
nugget searcher! LOVE IT! thank you for this encouragement today friend. love you
I followed the bloggers on their Ugandan journey and now reading this reignites the excitement and fervor you shared in March. Nuggets – they are everywhere, we must live with our eyes and hearts open to find them. Blessed by this post.
Just seeing those pictures makes me want to go back. To sit around that table at night with all of the girls with wine in our tin cups. unpacking our thoughts into words. But you are so right. We need to be so much more intentional about our daily “nuggets” that happen right in front of us. The ones that are meant to change us here…the place God has us for this appointed time. such sweet words. much love sister!
love this! the nuggets… <3